For better or for worse, how we portray things in the media has a lot to do with what we think about them IRL. But when menstruation does make it into our media in positive ways, it can be remarkably empowering, especially for young viewers. Broad City has long been known for pushing boundaries and celebrating messy, imperfect ladies, and this scene from episode 10 really drove it home.
Over at The Guardian, Chelsea Summers takes issue with the omission of the infamous "tampon scene" from the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. Summers writes :. But do a quick Google search for "50 Shades tampon scene", and you'll get almost 20, results — a number that suggests that even if the film's makers didn't want to discuss it, lots of other people do.
Period sex is like pizza: If you want it, you deserve it. You're a human being whose sexual needs don't switch off when blood starts coming out of you. If sex during your period really isn't your thing, though, that's cool too — more on that ahead.
The way most people talk about period sex, you'd think it was a natural disaster you'd try and run from as fast as you can — and to be fair, sometimes it feels like a flood. But surely not all women see it that way. In this week's Sex Talk RealnessCosmopolitan.
Ali Wong in her stand-up specialHard Knock Wiferecounts a scene in which she was about to sleep with a guy, but bashfully revealed beforehand that she had her period. For you readers who are already all about period sex, or interested in giving it a whirl, we're here to help it go smoothly. By following just a few simple tips about communication and being extra prepared perhaps using some of the numerous new products that have hit the market recently, belowyou can maximize your time of the month and all of its sexy benefits.
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Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. Taboos about avoiding sexual behavior while menstruating are based on archaic ideas.
Enter your email, then share with, email, or your own personal referral URL. Learning to normalize and celebrate a natural process of the female body is so integral not only for the physical wellbeing enjoyment of women, but also for the mental wellbeing enjoyment of women and men. Not that I would know exactly when that is; I am not a morning person. So, how do you do it?